Tech-house wizard Evan LaPann delivers four delicious tracks on his Heavy Industries debut. Expect warm, crisp production, healthy doses of deep pads and chords, and an umistakeable atmosphere that only Simex can capture the way he does. Under the Ocean is a perfect introduction to Simex's patented sound, serving equal portions of funk and atmosphere and suited for the dancefloor or lounge room alike. Clouds, a quiet and subdued track, is one of Simex's most emotional and beautiful pieces of dance music that defies specific classification. Summer's Advent travels further into the world of deep, centering around a one-note chord that is moving in its simplicity. Finally, Kerguelen jacks up the tempo to return us to the dancefloor. Full of expertly-crafted sounds and filters, this closing track is Simex's most energetic and demands you to move your body. Check the hi007 release for a collection of superb remixes of Under the Ocean, including Simex's own remix.
August 10, 2004 Subject:
A classy act to follow
These tracks are melodic bliss.
It starts with 'Under The Ocean' which is a casual journey of beats with just a sprinkling of 'heaven'.
'Clouds' walks us along this musical journey with a giant bass-drop; Definitely one of the subwoofer.
'Summer's Advent' is a warm, almost ambient, track that just keeps you traveling along one beat at a time.
Just when you feel your journey is coming to an end, 'Kerguelen' raises its head. The drum-beats get louder and then the bass-drop. It is all one, heel-for-leather. Frantic notes get the energy levels up and then kebam! It is all over.
If you like 'Under the Ocean' then I definitely recommend a search for the remix compilation [hi007].